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Dragon announces 1/35 M103 heavy

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Dragon announces 1/35 M103 heavy
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 11, 2013 6:59 PM

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 11, 2013 7:18 PM

Now that's just friggin' AWESOME!!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 11, 2013 7:31 PM

It is quite the beast in person. They had one in the Ft.Polk museum back in the 80s, (along with an AH-56 Cheyenne!) and several were gunnery target hulks out on the ranges at Ft Polk as well. I got to shoot two of those hulks with live TOW missiles back then. Those were some expensive fireworks...

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 11, 2013 8:13 PM

Yeah I knew it's a large vehicle but I had no idea till I got to stand beside one. A museum near here in Danville Virginia has one.

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, October 11, 2013 8:37 PM

Dang, the Gama Goat and then this baby! It's like the Cold War is here again! When it's just the scaled down version and not the real thing, I like it a lot! Thanks for the news, have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 11, 2013 9:03 PM

Yup, and  we got that new M48 from Dragon, plus the pair of 151s (Grenada & Vietnam) from Tamiya and Meng announcing a new Leopard 1A3/A4. Trumpeter is still going strong with Soviet armor announcing a new T-72 and T-80... Great days for us Cold War AFV modelers.

 

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Posted by EqNeal on Friday, October 11, 2013 9:18 PM

Nice, I took a few pics of one of these beasts at the Mech Museum at Camp Pendleton, it was definitely way impressive up close.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 11, 2013 9:53 PM

 

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Posted by cb1 on Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:48 AM

here is the one at Ft Hood

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Posted by EqNeal on Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:03 AM

the one at the Mech Museum - Camp Pendleton

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:53 PM

The Beast....

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:01 PM

WOW!!  That is just wicked!!  Glad to see more of these less famous AFVs from the big kit makers!!

Thanks for the post Stik!!

Ernest

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Posted by Konigwolf13 on Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:37 PM

Now we just need a Conqueror and I'll be happy

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Posted by MJames70 on Monday, October 14, 2013 8:34 AM

In a couple weeks, I will be in Syracuse, NY. The nearby USMC Reserve Center in Mattydale has a M103A2 on display. Seems like a good time for a photo shoot....

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Posted by waynec on Monday, October 14, 2013 9:40 AM

remember who you friends are here at FSM. used to be one at ft knox back in the 70s. who knows now.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, October 14, 2013 10:01 AM

There's not much left on Fort Knox, but there's been an M103 in Radcliff, KY since at least 1987.

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Posted by garzonh on Monday, October 14, 2013 10:11 AM

EqNeal

the one at the Mech Museum - Camp Pendleton

Hahah, liked the sign "please stat off the tank for your safety". Not sure if it was a deterrent banner for the soviets...

Seems this model came out of the FSM survey...could it be?

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:41 PM

I'm all verklempt here......

I almost fell off my stool when I saw this, I absolutely must build this kit. I'm already obsessed.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:21 PM

The M103A1 is great news; it sure made me smile!  I think I will keep my finger off the "pre-order now!" button though, as I am holding out for a USMC A2.  I wonder if any other kit maker will enter the fray, like Amusing Hobby or Meng?

I agree on the previous call for a Conqueror.  Throw in a T-10 and you have a complete set of 1950s heavies.

 

So with the kit manufacturers trolling about for interesting untouched subjects, what will come next?  I'd vote for an MBT-70 and an all new M60A2.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:25 PM

Yes, I sure do hope that Dragon continues down this path. First the new M48, and now this M103. I would really love to see an all new "Starship".But since AFV Club has announced a new M60A1, who knows... thye do tend to cover many or all of the variants in a series eventually.

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:34 PM

stikpusher

Yes, I sure do hope that Dragon continues down this path. First the new M48, and now this M103. I would really love to see an all new "Starship".But since AFV Club has announced a new M60A1, who knows... thye do tend to cover many or all of the variants in a series eventually.

Hey, I'd take either one!  After reading an exhaustive article in the IPMS Journal about getting the old Tamiya kit up to snuff, I decided that I'd wait for a more accurate kit.  I know some people complained about the length of the article, but I thought it was fantastic and a very interesting read.

 

But back on topic, I look forward to the DML M103.  I hope they do a good job and don't commit any major goofs to set off the boo-birds.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:03 PM

Well you know how there will be some hexpert who will pooh pooh the orientation of the grease nipple in roadwheel arm 13...

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:15 PM

stikpusher

Well you know how there will be some hexpert who will pooh pooh the orientation of the grease nipple in roadwheel arm 13...

 
I just hope that mistakes like the T28 do not happen.  There will always be the guys who say the bolts should be 3.32" apart rather than 3.5", but hey, they gotta find something to chew on.  Me, I'm just happy that a plastic M103 is headed our way.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:18 PM

Exactly... no scale model kit is "perfect". There is always some flaw to be found.  I will just be quite happy that this long overlooked subject will be available.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by waynec on Monday, October 21, 2013 10:41 PM

me too on the A2 Starship though this is the only place i have heard them called that. i just called it mine

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Posted by constructor on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:02 AM

What is a Black Label? Is it a premium kit just like Johnny Walker?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:13 PM

constructor

What is a Black Label? Is it a premium kit just like Johnny Walker?

I like the way you think ToastDrinks

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:23 PM

I am PSYCHED about this. I wanted one ever since seeing one at Aberdeen---and then at the Danville Virginia museum that stikpusher is talking about!

It's a massively sexy beast!!!

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Posted by MJames70 on Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:22 AM

Here we go...M103A2 Heavy Tank at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Mattydale, NY. Shot this earlier this morning. 

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:54 PM

OMG!  Meng with their Char 2C and Dragon with this M103!!  I better make room in the stash closet!!

Ernest

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